Little Owl hide
LITTLE OWL HIDE …. a very different year
COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
For the foreseeable future the hide is closed during Wales Lockdown restrictions.
As soon as the situation changes we will advertise the hide as back open
2020 has been a real weird year, and it was certainly all different with the Little Owls.
This year they nested in a different part of the farm, but as in previous years continued to visit the hide normally. All looked great, the owlets could ber seen branching, and we were looking forward to them visiting the hide. sadly this never happened, and we are still unsure what happened, the suspect is a female Sparrowhawk that was seen around the farm.
Since then the adults are still about the farm and we see them in the evenings around dusk coming to the hide to feed.
The cost of each session is £75 …. the hide is ideal for two Photographers, with plenty of room for your bags and kit etc.
During the breeding season Morning sessions generally run 6-9am and evenings 6-9pm but these will vary as the season progresses, out of the breeding season evening sessions can be arranged to suit.
The hide is located on a working dairy farm in the welsh countryside close to the village of Rossett, which lies between Chester and Wrexham, minutes off the A483. As the hide is on a working farm there are restrictions in place for your safety and to not cause any disturbance to the farm operation. The meeting point will be in the village of Rossett, where you can then follow me down to the Farm, about a 5 minute drive.
The hide is a few minutes walk from the farm yard, this is across a field that may have dairy cows in. Then it’s over a stile and a short walk into the hide. I will accompany you in the hide for the duration of your stay. It can get quite wet and muddy, so it is recommended you wear boots or wellington boots.
The perches for the Owls are very close to the hide, a focal length of 500mm will give you a nice tight image of the Owl, whereas a lens such as a 300mm or a zoom will give you opportunities to photograph the birds in flight or landing etc.
T&C’s….. as stated this is a working farm, I have no control on what may happen on a daily basis, it is unlikely to disturb the birds as they have been nesting here for many years and are used to farm machinery, cows etc, but if they are disturbed this is out of my control. Should the Owls not show at all and you leave with no images, I will offer you a free return to the hide on a convenient date to us both.
There are no facilities in the hide, so you will need to bring any food or drink you will need, and there are no toilets, so please bear this in mind.
To book a session please email me at email@example.com or send me a message through my Facebook or Twitter pages.
Below is a small selection of the many images that I have taken over the course of this Spring and Summer.
What is included
- hide hire for 3 hours
- session accompanied with Gary